Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A forgotten plastic...Bakelite--functional and aesthetically pleasing





The Graduate [1967]...

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Benjamin: Yes, sir.

Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?

Benjamin: Yes, I am.

Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean?


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Decades earlier Bakelite was just about everywhere.

Bakelite plastic promotional film...


The Fourth Kingdom

1937 

Narrated by Lowell Thomas

Bakelite Corporation



Bakelite [Wikipedia]

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